SENATE ECONOMIC GROWTH COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 1683
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: OCTOBER 18, 2018
The Senate Economic Growth Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 1683.
As reported, this bill increases civil penalties for energy “slamming” practices from $10,000 for the first offense, and not more than $25,000 for the second and each subsequent offense, to $20,000 for the first offense, and not more than $50,000 for the second and each subsequent offense. Energy “slamming” is a practice that involves changing consumers’ electric power or gas supplier without their knowledge or consent.
As reported, Assembly Bill No. 1683 is identical to Senate Bill No. 1990, which was also reported by the committee on this date.